If you're going to mow your lawn at an odd hour in Oklahoma City, you might make sure all of your neighbors think it's a reasonable time first.
Phil Gage, 40, of Oklahoma City, ran into trouble Friday when he mowed his yard at 4:30 a.m., drawing complaints from at least one neighbor.
City officials said a man arrested last week after a neighbor complained about him mowing his lawn at 4:30 a.m. is charged with violating the city's noise ordinance.
A section of the ordinance prohibits noise that “annoys or disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities.”
It will be up to the city's municipal court system to decide if such a person would be annoyed by Phil Ray Gage, 40, mowing his lawn in the early hours of Aug. 26.
His first appearance in court is scheduled for Sept. 26, a court spokesman said...
...Gage's house has a lawn in slightly better shape than many of the other drought-ravaged lawns on his middle-class street in the 2500 block of NW 33...
Where was this officer on Saturday mornings when I was a really sleepy high schooler, and our next door neighbor would power-up his monster riding lawn mower to work on his yard at a dreadful waking hour?
Where is the justice for my lost slumber?
Say it again?
I slept until noon back then?
And, he started mowing after 10 am on Saturday mornings back in the good ol' days?
Well...er...uh...yes...I guess it was around ten am, but...but... it was still way too early.
Ok, nothing to see here move along.
Note: As always, there is more to the story, but it is unrelated to the theme of my post. Here is the officer's report--it does contain very offensive language, just so you know.
Have a good weekend everyone.